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  •  Yes, that is common (3+ / 0-)
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    otto, Neevah, RiveroftheWest

    It's a bit hard to describe, but it's a profoundly strong feeling of deja-vu when it's happening, and perplexing because, on one hand you have heightened awareness of what is happening but at the same time, helpless to control it or communicate.

    Recovering is initially slow process where you struggle to regain full consciousness and understand where/who you are, and as Otto noted, you will feel very irritable or agitated. Then you get to a point where you get clear on what happened, but will feel exhaustion and want to sleep. A severe tonic-colonic seizure is quite physically stressful and many people will have muscle pain afterward. In my case, my left side (right brain) was more strongly affected.

    No one is coming to save us, the future is in our hands.

    by koNko on Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 10:59:05 AM PDT

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